EESL Mart To Soon Sell Solar Modules, Tender Likely In One Month

EESL Mart To Soon Sell Solar Modules, Tender Likely In One Month EESL Mart To Soon Sell Solar Modules, Tender Likely In One Month

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a constituent body of the Ministry of Power is now all set to sell solar modules from Indian solar manufacturers to the consumers. The central government agency plans to sell these renewable energy products through its e-marketplace platform ‘EESL Mart’. 

The government agency is now undertaking stakeholder consultations to ensure the establishment of a hassle-free centralised procurement system. The agency recently held a consultative meeting with the Indian solar module manufacturers in New Delhi to understand their concerns and plan for the logistics for the same. 

As per the plan of the EESL, the agency is all set to come out with a tender for a capacity of 2 GW soon. It has planned to allocate this capacity for the first phase of tender. This is likely to be undertaken for one year. The agency is likely to come up with the other tenders after its first tryst with its maiden tender.

As per the draft plan, the ministry has planned four zones to ensure supply of modules across the country in order to cater to the issue of logistics. EESL might award contracts to four players from one zone with a total capacity to allow 16 companies across India. 

This comes at a time when some of the Indian module manufacturers like Waaree have already roped in some online e-commerce websites to trade their modules. However, EESL claimed that the plan through its mart has a different vision. The Indian government agency plans to use high efficient and reliable modules through its platform.

“As our work is mostly towards energy efficiency, we promote efficient appliances through our platform. Through this system, we want to make a centralised procurement for solar vendors. We want to host efficient solar modules, bring standarisation and improve the procurement process,” an official from EESL told Saur Energy. 

The agency might also soon engage with the solar vendors to get their insights on the issue to make the whole system more robust. EESL which boats about bringing down the cost of LED bulbs with its intervention through mass procurements is also hoping to bring down the costs for the end consumers. The agency now plans to boost its e-marketplace ‘EESL Mart’ with more diverse energy products.   

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